Lately I've been craving spicy as a flavor (rather than an overwheling punch-to-my-mouth sensation) beyond adding Siracha or chili flakes. What spice combo can I add to my repertoire that will deliver a complex, unfolding, flavorful, tear-inducing heat? Sometimes Thai food hits this note, but I'm not sure how it is made.
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Oct 22, 2013 -
Would it be easy to make a homemade version of these potato chips
? They are really expensive, but I am a hot foods junkie, and am bored with just dumping ghost pepper sauce on things. [more inside]
posted by polywomp
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I'm trying to find recipe for spicy frog soup I had in Shanghai. [more inside]
posted by DDR
on Oct 2, 2012 -
What can I do about my gut reacting badly to spicy foods? (Not necessarily pretty inside) [more inside]
posted by OmieWise
on Aug 12, 2011 -
I know that casein-based products are boss, but which beverages should I get if I run out of kefir?
I mean, it's kinda awkward to eat ice cream alongside curry, so no desserts, please.
posted by DenLaerde
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Well, guys, it's hard squash season again (finally!) and I intend to roast and nom every seed I can get my hands on. What are your best pumpkin seed recipes and tips? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee
on Sep 27, 2010 -
My aunt is coming to dinner and she loves spicy foods. However, I'm picking her up from the airport after work and won't have time to cook that day. What spicy foods/appetizers can I make that don't need to be served warm? I searched for "cold spicy foods" but got completely irrelevant results. [more inside]
posted by tasty
on Feb 22, 2010 -
I am trying to find a specific pecan recipe; not the usual candied pecans but something smokey and spicy. [more inside]
posted by TedW
on Dec 21, 2009 -
I like foods with strong flavors: lime juice, chili peppers, vinegar, red onions, whiskey, onion salt, cilantro, and so forth. I recently figured out that grains were the culprits that make me really sleepy and unfocused. I'm switching to a lean meat, veg-heavy diet. Can you recommend decently healthy, low-carb recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that have LOTS of flavor? [more inside]
posted by Hwaet
on Dec 2, 2009 -
How does one get accustomed to spicy food? My girlfriend (over)reacts to food that has any sort of discernible spicy/hot taste. What are ways to get her to tolerate and eventually enjoy truly hot food?
posted by beukeboom
on Mar 13, 2009 -
Suggestions for recipes for crunchy, spiced snacks using Chickpeas? lentils? other bean-type stuff? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn
on Sep 24, 2008 -
"Pepper," to me, means "bell pepper," but my neighbor gave me two cayenne pepper plants, and the peppers are starting to turn red. When should I harvest them, and what should I do with them? [more inside]
posted by shirobara
on Aug 14, 2008 -
I love spicy food, and I seem to suffer no ill digestive-tract-related effects from it. However, it seems that it causes my urine to be.. spicy. Not excruciating, like touching your genitals after handling hot peppers, but quite unpleasant. Is this common? Is it something I should see a doctor for? [more inside]
posted by tehloki
on Jun 26, 2008 -
The barbecue season is upon us (at least in the northern hemisphere), and I'm now in a place that allows outdoor grilling, but I'm a neophyte when it comes to BBQ sauces and rubs. [more inside]
posted by netbros
on Jun 12, 2008 -
Following a recommended recipe, we cooked a number of chopped chicken breasts in a sauce that contained a large amount of "buffalo" sauce - you know, the hot stuff that people put on wings.
After serving them we discovered that the sauce was actually the 'fire' version and the chicken was inedibly spicy-hot. We now have two pounds of fire-engine red, top-notch, ultra-buffaloed chicken breast sitting in the fridge.
I'd hate to waste this much food - especially high-quality breasts like the ones we purchased. What can we do with this chicken? [more inside]
posted by unixrat
on Jan 9, 2008 -
What is the spicy and sweet red sauce that comes with hwe dup bop (or chirashi bowl) at Korean (Japanese) restaurants? [more inside]
posted by universal_qlc
on Feb 4, 2007 -
Identify this cookbook, or give me the potato/chili soup recipe I yearn for. [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Why do kids dislike spicy food and is this culturally specific? What about Mexican/Thai/Indian/etc kids who can't avoid it?
posted by arcticwoman
on May 12, 2006 -